Jakarta, 21 July 2022 (TDI): Deputy Minister of Venezuela, Capaya Rodríguez held a meeting with Pahala Nugraha Mansury, Deputy Minister of State Enterprises Indonesia. The meeting took place in Jakarta, Indonesia.

In the meeting with Pahala Nugraha Mansury, the Venezuelan deputy minister proposed a roadmap with Indonesia to deepen cooperation.

Proceedings of the Meeting

In the meeting, Minister Rodriguez reiterated the importance of bilateral cooperation for the development of the people. Minister also mentioned the importance of establishing a road map for the diversification and productive growth of the two countries.

The Venezuelan diplomat pointed out that the proposed road map with Indonesia would incorporate issues aimed at the promotion and protection of investments.

They also discussed mechanisms for direct relations between hydrocarbon companies of the respective states. According to this, both sides wish to promote work on mining and infrastructure cooperation.

In this regard, the implementation of actions will be ensured by state companies of Indonesia and Venezuela, Garuda and Conviasa, respectively.

Deputy Minister Nugraha Mansury highlighted the presence of the state oil company Pertamina, at the meeting. He assured that they are willing to meet with Venezuelan counterparts, expressing their commitment to Venezuela beyond the oil sector.

According to this, he asserted that it is necessary to sign a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at operationalizing cooperation between countries. He also recommended visits of Indonesian officials to Venezuela to proceed with the developments.

Finally, Deputy Minister Capaya Rodriguez reiterated the appreciation of the Bolivarian Government for the meeting.

She also highlighted her interest in working together in a wide range of productive areas. Minister also guaranteed that the multisectoral delegation from Indonesia will be received with great pleasure.

Venezuela-Indonesia relations

Indonesia and Venezuela established diplomatic relations on 10 October 1959. Jakarta opened its embassy in Caracas in 1977 and Venezuela in 1981.

Venezuela donated $2 US million for relief immediately after the 2004 tsunami devastated Aceh. It also promoted education in Aceh by establishing the Venezuela-Indonesia Polytechnic Institute in Aceh inaugurated in 2009.

Both nations agreed to expand trade and investment relations, especially in tourism, technology, chemicals and natural gas.

Both states are members of multilateral organizations such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the East Asia-Latin America Cooperation Forum.